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Join us for our next meeting!
Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm EST
Come and travel with us
Sex, intimacy and relationships
Neil Nandi, Lora Yeater & Dana Garber
Brent Reel and Dawnette Meredit
The October Sessions
Maria-Jose is a 33 year old motivational speaker. Through story telling, laughter and diversity she has been able to connect and create impact with people from all walks of life.
As a medically complex patient since birth, she has taken her journey to help educate, inform, inspire and challenge societies stigmas. Living with renal failure, ostomies, and unique medical adventures she openly shares her life story without regret.
Currently Maria-Jose continues to be a medical frequent flyer, and prides herself in ‘changing the world through acts of kindness’, being a fundraising professional and most of all sharing her life with those willing to listen.
What is Gutsy Gathering?
During a Gutsy Gathering meeting, patients will have the opportunity to share their experiences with a group of peers, all monitored by a licensed 11 Health nurse.
Also, each Gutsy Gathering meeting will feature an expert in the field. All group leaders have resources, training, strategies and real-life experiences.
When do groups meet, and what are the technical requirements?
Gutsy Gathering meets once per month. In order to join the meeting, you must pre-register here, and have access to a computer or mobile device with internet access to launch a ZOOM meeting. (Please download ZOOM prior to the meeting, a link will be provided after you register.)
What is said in the meeting, stays in the meeting
This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all participants.
Differences of opinion are OK
We are all entitled to our own point of view.
Use “I” language
Share from your personal experience, say “this is what helped me” or “when I was faced with this problem, I …” – don’t give advice unless asked to.
It’s OK not to share
People do not need to actively participate; much can be gained by just listening.
Its everyone’s responsibility to make the group a safe place to share
Treat each other with respect and kindness. Show compassion and respect confidentiality.
One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruptions and side conversations
Questions shared via chat to the Nurse Leader
Comments and questions must be shared via chat and directed to the nurse leader. She is the appropriate person, so share with the speaker to be responded.
Share the air time
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
“Headline” your comments
Say the most important part of your comment first. Try to keep your contribution brief and to the point.
The group leader may interrupt you
This is to keep the meeting on track.